Sunday, July 9, 2017

Distress Oxide Inks - Tags!!

Okay - I am an addict and have added yet another type of ink to my collection. Since I just jumped on the distress ink bandwagon, I had to go to the next step and try the distress oxide inks. I LOVE them! Both are awesome and the oxides just take it up a notch.

I watched this Jennifer McGuire Ink video and then started playing!

First up a stenciled background with additional distressing. I used the distress oxide over the stencil on my craft mat. I spritzed the ink (that was leftover on my mat) with a water bottle and pulled the tag through the beads of color. Used my heat gun to dry between layers and look - fabulosity!!
My niece made the cheerleading squad so I purchased some cheerleading digis to make up a special project for her.  The tag is done and now may become part of a journal front. :) The cute little cheerleader is colored with prismacolor pencils and the happy die cut is three layers.
This next tag is simply distress ink over another stencil and a light mist from a distance for a delicate oxide look.
I used an SVGcuts fairy and a papertrey sentiment to finish it off. Oh  - and some A Muse Studio Stardust spray to give it a bit of shimmer. 
The distress oxides layer beautifully so you can add color, spritz, dry, add color, spritz, dry and repeat until you get a look you're happy with. The magic happens when the ink dries.
Three thanks die cuts are layered together to give a bit of depth to the sentiment. I've seen this on several blogs and finally thought to try it. And, there's a great product to use to do this so keep reading to find out more. :) The tag features a Red Rubber Designs stamp from the Sunflowers stamp set that was watercolored with Peerless watercolors. Isn't it pretty?!
As for the tip on layering diecuts, I found this awesome double-sided adhesive from The Ton and it come in a variety of widths.
All you have to do is place it on the back of the cardstock that you're going to cut. Put the die on the front of the cardstock and cut away. You're left with a die cut that has adhesive already on it! It's perfect for those fine script die cuts that are more challenging to glue. It's awesome for layering several die cuts together! So happy to have this product on hand! 
Here's one final distress oxide background for the day. You'll have to check out my Pickled Potpourri Designs design team post on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to see the finished tag. 
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed a trip through distress oxide ink tags! 

Have a wonderfully creative day! 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Day 7 - Summer CLH: Job for Coffee

This Sweet Stamp Shop Job For stamp is just too fun and just too perfect for the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
I used some of my DL Art ribbon again and layered it on top of a piece of washi. Super fun!

Tomorrow is the last day of the hop so hope you can find a tiny bit of time to make a card and play along!

Have a wonderfully creative day!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Day 6 - Summer CLH: Coffee Distress Tag

I keep missing the end of the day by minutes but once again I'm going to count this as a Day 6 post. :) Have you played along yet? If you don't have time to play, many of the images are on instagram and pinned to Pinterest. You really should check them out as there are sooo many stunning cards and projects.

Today's project is another distress ink tag featuring Uniko stamps. I used a Tim Holtz stencil after stamping the coffee cup and distressing the tag base.The streaks were added by dragging the mini distress ink pad across the tag in random spots and then around the edge.  After adding the sentiment, I sprayed the image with gold splash and added some dew drops.
I have been hoarding some Diana Larson ribbon. I finally caved and cut into it and stapled it on top of the tag and then layered the flower, cutton and twine element. I think it was the perfect addition, don't you?

Here's a close-up. That ribbon is fantastic!!

I'm planning to use this tag for a coffee gift. Not this coffee, because this cinnamon vanilla nut is mine...all mine. lol!  But wouldn't this make a great tag for your coffee loving friend?! 
Thanks for popping by my blog and hope you're hopping along with us! 

Have a wonderfully creative day!